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bby_694533 - CONSTANTINE V and LEO IV Follis

CONSTANTINE V and LEO IV Follis AU
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Type : Follis
Date: 757-769
Mint name / Town : Syracusa
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,74 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier. Beaux bustes. Jolie patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Bustes de Constantin V à gauche et de Léon IV à droite, couronnés et vêtus de la chlamyde, tenant chacun de la main droite l'akakia ; au milieu, une croisette.
Obverse legend : K - L- D/E/O/N.

Reverse


Reverse description : Grand buste de Léon III couronné, vêtu de la chlamyde, tenant une croix potencée de la main droite.
Reverse legend : [L/E/w/N] - DES.

Commentary


Le droit n’est pas le côté où est représenté Léon III. Sur ces folles, les légendes sont tronquées ou ne sont plus visibles.

Historical background


CONSTANTINE V and LEO IV

(6/06/751-14/09/775)

Under the reign of Constantine V, Ravenna fell into the hands of the Lombards. At the same time, the Byzantines lost much of their authority over the papacy and Italy in general. That same year, Pepin became king of the Franks and inaugurated a new dynasty, the Carolingians. In the East, Constantine won significant victories over Islam and celebrated a triumph in Constantinople in 763. Iconoclastic as his father Leo III, he fought the pope, the iconodules and Greek monastic movements that opposed his religious policy.

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